WoW expansion sells 2.8 million copies on launch day

By on November 20, 2008, 10:40 AM
Blizzard is tooting its own horn today announcing that the second World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, has racked up 2.8 million sales worldwide in its first 24 hours of release. This makes it the fastest-selling PC game of all times, according to the company, beating a previous record of nearly 2.4 million copies sold in 24 hours set by the first World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade.

Wrath of the Lich King was simultaneously released earlier this month in a number of countries around the globe and more than 15,000 stores held midnight launch events. According to Blizzard, the four year old MMORPG now counts 11 million subscribers and that number only looks set to continue rising.

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Nirkon said:
Yeah hehe, WoW addicts are all around you and you may never know!at least 10 people from my grade have already bought the lich king... and even my math teacher has already bought it and playing it.. <.< lol
peacefulchaos said:
Goodbye boyfriend. lol
windmill007 said:
How people can waste SOOO much time is crazy. Thats one reason I won't even play these types of games. I like to pick up a game and play for awhile but still have a real life and not have to feel I will lose out of I don't get back to the game. I like to have control of the game...not the other way around.
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